How to Book Train Travel From Dusseldorf to Amsterdam


Dusseldorf, a fine German city located on the Rhine River, is known for its Old Town bars Altbier breweries. Amsterdam, a striking city in the Netherlands, has an array of sights to interest its many tourists. Amsterdam features canals, a thriving nightlife, impressive architecture and a range of cultural activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam by train will enhance your experience by getting a feel for the terrain between the cities, and it will allow you to interact with locals and fellow travelers as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Credit Card
  • Passport
  • Identification

Book Your Train Ticket From Dusseldorf to Amsterdam

  • Go to the Rail Europe Web site (see Resources). Select the "Train Tickets & Schedules" options from the left menu bar.

  • Enter "Dusseldorf" and "Amsterdam" in the point to point destination boxes. Select if the ticket is one way or if you need a return trip. Enter your travel departure date and time and the number of adults, children, youth and seniors that will be taking this trip.

  • Select a train ticket option that suits your needs. Travel time is a total of about 5 1/2 hours and usually requires 3 different connections. Choose from 4 different seating options, namely Economy, Freedom, Comfort and Premier. The latter 2 options are first class seating and cost more than the first 2 options which are second class seating.

  • Enter passenger information for each ticket. The passenger's name, age and country of origin are required information.

  • Select your shipping preference and enter your shipping information, day time phone number and email address. Enter your departure date and any promotion codes for additional savings to officially book your tickets.

  • Enter your billing information and then confirm your order. Print out your confirmation notes for your records.

Tips & Warnings

  • Standard delivery time is usually 2 or 3 days. However, point to point tickets usually take an additional day. Plan ahead to make sure that you book your tickets well in advance so that you will receive your tickets on time.
  • Seating class options provide an array of comfort choices. First class has more room, is quieter and offers more storage space than second class seating. However, depending on the country and its rail service, second class seating can offer ample space and storage as well.
  • Dining car options are usually available on all trains especially during mealtimes. However, some trains particularly premier and Eurocity trains serve meals at the passenger seat.
  • Discount passes and tickets are usually available, especially if you plan to travel in more than 2 countries. Search the Web site for any special offers or passes.
  • Print out all confirmation pages and emails and keep track of this information for future use.
  • Book train travel from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam through Rail Europe by visiting the Web site (see Resources) or by calling a North American agent at (888) 382-RAIL.
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